King Features Teams with Boss Fight Studio on “H.A.C.K.S.” Collectibles for Flash Gordon and The Phantom

By Staff Reports Boss Fight Studio, creators of the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. collectible action figures, has been tapped by Hearst owned King Features to create a line of figures for both Flash Gordon and The Phantom classic comic book franchises, as well as the iconic 1980 Flash Gordon film. Aimed at adult collectors, “HERO H.A.C.K.S.” is…Read moreRead more

The Next Hasbro Haslab Project is a Massive Transformers Unicron Figure

By Staff Reports “Proceed, on your way to oblivion.” Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro revealed their largest TRANSFORMERS figure ever – The Lord of Chaos. The Planet Eater. The Chaos Bringer – UNICRON! After last year’s crowdfunding success, HASLAB is back with this exciting new creation – the first ever TRANSFORMERS HASLAB project –…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles July 4th-7th

By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– With more than 110,000 expected attendees, Anime Expo (AX) is one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world. With an emphasis on anime, manga, cosplay and more, the convention will once again return to the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 4th-July 7th, with a…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Details New Transformers Collectibles From Flame Toys

By Staff Reports Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, expands its line of Transformers products with a pair of stunning new model kits from Flame Toys. Based on IDW’s Transformers acclaimed comic series, Flame Toys’ officially licensed releases of the Bumblebee Furai…Read moreRead more

Washington State Summer Con Wows With Celebrities, Cosplay and More

By Jason R. Smith Photos by Adrienne Smith and Jason R. Smith There is one word to sum up our time at the Washington State Summer Con – wow! Taking place at the Washington State Fairgrounds, there is no shortage of space. From autograph alley to the vendor and artist section there is a huge…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media To Showcase One-Punch Man At Licensing Expo 2019

By Staff Reports VIZ Media showcases one of pop culture’s hottest brands as it highlights ONE-PUNCH MAN at Licensing Expo 2019. Season 2 of the runaway hit anime series just launched on HULU with new simulcast episodes streaming weekly on the same day as the Japanese TV broadcast premiere. VIZ Media is the master licensor…Read moreRead more

Comic Con Revolution Ontario Brought Pop Culture Greatness to the Inland Empire

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Comic book artists and writers, cosplayers, and some of the most famous voice actors in the world descended on to the Inland Empire as Comic Con Revolution took over the Ontario Convention Center this weekend. “It’s great to have an event like this in our back yard, and this…Read moreRead more

The Inland Empire’s Only Comic Book Convention, Comic Con Revolution, Returns May 18th & 19th

By Nolan P. Smith Comic book fans rejoice: the Inland Empire’s only comic book convention, Comic Con Revolution, is back for their third year as the show returns to the Ontario Convention Center this weekend.  Comic Con Revolution expands with over 200 guests, over 300 exhibitors, two full days of programming and more as the…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast #1- Avengers Endgame Predictions, Joker Reaction and Free Comic Book Day!

It is here, the new Pastrami Nation podcast! Our new format on YouTube is here as the gang talks about our predictions for Avengers Endgame, thoughts on the Joker trailer, and info on the upcoming Free Comic Book Day/ Star Wars Day! PLUS, check out the video for your chance to win a SIGNED artbook…Read moreRead more

Linebreakers Celebrates Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day on May 4th in Victorville

By Staff Reports Linebreakers, the High Desert’s premiere game and hobby store in historic downtown Victorville, will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day on May 4th with a day filled with games, demonstrations, and of course, free comic books. “We invite the entire High Desert to join as we celebrate free…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2019- Day One Brings It!

By Pastrami Nation Staff WonderCon 2019 is here! Back in Anaheim, and back with a vengence, the O.C’s own comic convention shined brightly. From major comic book publishers, indie publishers, artists and writers, toy companies, pop culture shops, cosplay and more, this con is the place to be this weekend. Check out the photos from…Read moreRead more

Toy Fair 2019: NECA Unveils Toony Terrors, Predators, Godzilla, Horror and More

By Nolan P. Smith Photos from NecaOnline.com I have been awaiting NECA’s reveals for the New York Toy Fair, as NECA is one of my all-time favorite companies. Their Predators and Aliens are amazing, and it looks like we are set for an awesome 2019. Reveals at the show include Toony Terrors 6 inch line,…Read moreRead more

Toy Fair 2019: DC Collectibles Goes Lucha with ¡LUCHA EXPLOSIVA! , Reveals New DC Prime Line and More

By Staff Reports Masks. Muscles. Mayhem. Mexican Luchadores and a new premium-grade action figure line are among the highlights as DC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles, at this year’s American International Toy Fair in New York. Expanding its diverse catalog of must-have collector’s items, DC Collectibles will present an exciting slate: DC ¡LUCHA EXPLOSIVA! is a…Read moreRead more

Toy Fair 2019: Hasbro Reveals Impressive Showing for Marvel Legends

By Nolan P. Smith Photos from Hasbro Pulse Hasbro knocked it out of the park with Marvel Legends at the New York Toy Fair. Tons of new figures were revealed, for me the standouts are the Spider-Man Doppleganger, Cannonball, first appearance Wolverine and Hulk two pack, Korg, Silver Samurai and the Alex Ross inspired classics….Read moreRead more

Toy Fair 2019: Power Rangers Lightning Collection from Hasbro

By Nolan P. Smith Photos from Hasbro Pulse It’s morphin time! Hasbro has shown off their new Lightning Collection for the Power Rangers line of action figures. Since acquiring the license, fans have been clamoring to see more, and here it is! Plus, Gamestop gets an exclusive Goldar figure! Who’s on board for this new…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast Scheduled Feb 20th at 7:00 PM PST- Dungeons & Dragons, Spencer & Locke, Toy Fair 2019 and More!

  By Nolan P. Smith Join us for our next Podcast! It is Feb 20th at 7pm PST, broadcasting LIVE from Linebreakers in Victorville, CA! We will dive deeper into the world of Dungeons & Dragons, talk about Action Lab’s Spencer & Locke, as well as the best we have seen coming out of Toy…Read moreRead more

Toy Fair 2019: McFarlane Toys Wows With My Hero Academia, Fortnite, Naruto and More

By Nolan P. Smith (Photos from the Mcfarlane Toys Instagram) The New York Toy Fair 2019 is in full effect, and McFarlane Toys is amazing everyone with their reveals. The company, founded by comic book legend Todd McFarlane, is known for figures based on McFarlane’s Spawn, The Walking Dead, NBA and NFL Sport Picks among…Read moreRead more

Toy Fair 2019: Bluefin Announces New Gears of War Action Figures from Storm Collectibles

By Staff Reports Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, proudly announces a new action figure product line it will carry from Storm Collectibles as it opens pre-orders for “Gears of War.” A pair of officially licensed new 1/12 scale…Read moreRead more

McFarlane Toys and DC Team Up to Create Collector Figures Starting in 2020

By Staff Reports Batman, Superman and the entire roster of DC’s iconic characters have a new place to hang up their capes and cowls. McFarlane Toys, an award-winning toy company, announced today they have entered into a three-year global licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC, to release DC Multiverse collector…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Expo to Take Place February 16-17

By Staff Reports Long Beach Comic Expo is right around the corner and MAD Event Management LLC — experienced hosts of diverse and inclusive pop culture conventions — is pleased to announce the full program guide for the highly-anticipated show. Taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center from February 16-17, 2019, Long Beach Comic Expo (#LBCE2019) will join fans…Read moreRead more

Toy Fair 2019 Preview: Boss Fight Studio Announces Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Series Z

By Nolan P. Smith With Toy Fair 2019 beginning next week, the sneak previews have begun. One of my favorite toy companies, Boss Fight Studio, has released an exciting teaser, giving us a glimpse at the next line in their popular Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. series: Series Z. This will be the first New York Toy Fair…Read moreRead more

Bluefin to Showcase Exciting Upcoming Releases for Iconic Pop Culture Properties at Toy Fair 2019

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, has detailed its exhibit showcase for Toy Fair 2019. Bluefin heads to the toy industry’s largest annual North American trade show with a colorful array of soon-to-be released…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Opens Pre-Orders for New Transformers Star Saber Die Cast Figure and Bumblebee Furai Model Kit from Flame Toys

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, notably expands its catalog of collectibles from Flame Toys as it opens pre-orders for the Transformers Star Saber Kuro Kara Kuri die-cast figure and the Bumble Bee Furai model kit. The Transformers Star Saber Kuro Kara…Read moreRead more

Podcast Notification: Next Podcast is January 30th!

It’s about that time again! On January 30th, we will be having a new Pastrami Nation Podcast live on Facebook! Visit www.facebook.com/pastramination and comment with us LIVE! As always, we will be giving away some awesome pop culture prizes!

Best of 2018: Action Figures and Collectibles

By Pastrami Nation Staff Photos by Jason T. Smith 2018 brought the world some fantastic action figures, making it so hard to choose just 5. Hasbro released some amazing Marvel Legends, Mezco’s King Kong is a work of art, Creative Beast Studio’s debuted their impressive Beasts of the Mesozoic, and the Transformers shined with Power…Read moreRead more

First Pastrami Nation Podcast of 2019 is January 9th

By Nolan P. Smith Happy New Year! Our first Podcast of 2019 is almost here! Tune in to our Facebook page on January 9th at 6:15 p.m. for your chance to win! We always give away awesome prizes on each podcast, and we want to hear your feedback on what you think is the Best…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Presents A Christmas Giveaway- Dec 19th at 6:00 p.m. at Linebreakers in Victorville

By Nolan P. Smith Next week, we are having a Christmas Giveaway! Dec 19th, 6:00 p.m. at Linebreakers in Victorville. No purchase necessary, just come in, get a raffle ticket and be entered to win some cool pop culture prizes! Tis the season to be giving, so that’s what we’re going to do! We will…Read moreRead more

The Next Pastrami Nation Podcast is November 28th on Facebook

By Nolan P. Smith It’s time once again for a live podcast for Pastrami Nation! Join us on November 28th at 6:15 p.m. as we broadcast live from Linebreakers in Victorville, CA ! The podcast will be live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pastramination). Make sure to watch live as we discuss the art form of comic books,…Read moreRead more

Designer Con Lands in Anaheim This Weekend

By Nolan P. Smith Editor (Victor Valley)– The popular arts take over the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend as Designer Con returns for its 2018 show. The three-day event kicks off on November 16th and runs all weekend. Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that brings all forms of art forms under…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Impress For Octoversary

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith The Los Angeles Convention Center became a hub for pop culture fans as the Los Angeles Comic Con held it’s eighth annual convention in 2018- it’s Octoversary. The busy October weekend played host to quite a few events in Los Angeles, from…Read moreRead more